Sterling Whitaker is a Nashville-based musician and music journalist. He is the author of two books: 'Unsung Heroes of Rock Guitar' and 'The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx.' He has appeared as a guest on VH1, BBC Radio and radio all over North America. Whitaker is also very involved in animal rescue.
New Music Releases – January 2013
The list of January 2013 new music releases prove it's shaping up to be a Happy New Year indeed for classic rock fans. Some of our favorite groups and artists are kicking off the year with a bang, and though it's not exactly "out with the old, in with the new" -- this is classic rock, afte…
The History of the Who’s First Breakup
Pete Townshend announced that he was leaving the Who on Dec. 16, 1983.
Asia Cancel UK Dates Due to Carl Palmer’s Illness
The classic rock supergroup Asia won't be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut album quite like they planned with their fans in the UK. The band have abruptly cancelled all of their upcoming overseas dates due to drummer Carl Palmer's bout with E. coli.
Carole King to Receive 2013 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King will receive the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, announced the award today (Dec. 13), saying King will travel to Washington to perform at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium next spri…
2013 New Music Releases
2013 is already shaping up to be a great year for classic rock fans. It's going to be a year of not only some greatest hits collections and remasters of some of our favorite classic albums, but some great new music as well.
Don Felder and Johnny Depp Join Alice Cooper Onstage — Pic of the Week
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder and actor/musician Johnny Depp joined legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper onstage this past Saturday night (Dec. 8) as part of his eighth annual Christmas Pudding show in Phoenix, Ariz.
Pete Townshend Admits He Swiped His Trademark ‘Windmill’ From Keith Richards
Pete Townshend is undeniably one of rock music's most dynamic performers. The Who guitarist has always been notable for his energetic stage exertions -- particularly his signature "windmill" move, which consists of Townshend swinging his arm around in a furious windup before delivering a p…
Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Cutting Tracks for New Album
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is ready to spend some quality time in the studio. A band Facebook posting states that Butler "is all set to record some more bass tracks on the new album today."
New Music Releases – December 2012
It's beginning to look a lot like Kissmas -- er, that is, Christmas -- and the New Music Releases for December 2012 list means that classic rock releases are winding down for the year. December is always a light month for new music, but that doesn't mean there aren't still some great stocking stuffe…
Van Halen Reschedule Dates for Summer 2013
Van Halen fans around the world wound up being disappointed when the group cut their tour in support of their recent album 'A Different Kind of Truth' short after guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery. But things appear to be looking up, as the band have booked three new da…
Wings and Joe Cocker Guitarist Henry McCullough in Critical Condition After Heart Attack
Musician Henry McCullough, who played with Paul McCartney in Wings in the early '70s and has also worked with famed blues belter Joe Cocker, is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday (Nov. 6).
Bill Dees, ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ Co-Writer, Dead at 73
Bill Dees, who co-wrote a string of hits with the legendary Roy Orbison including his signature tune 'Oh, Pretty Woman,' died last Wednesday, Oct. 24, at his home in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 73. He was reportedly suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. Van Halen famously cov…